...I was sitting in my car yesterday in a church parking lot that I hadn't planned on stopping in, my face in my hands, sobbing and praying to allow god into my heart to help me through my personal matter I was experiencing. Knowing my heart is feeling the most excruciating pain its felt in years I reached out to him.
At that time I knew he was and always has been there to ease my pain and help me carry burdens when I couldn't. Those burdens that were too heavy for me to bare, he has lifted but only when I turned it completely over to him.
At that moment sitting in my car, tears streaming down my face I said, "Lord I don't know what you have in store for me right now but I know its out of my hands at this point and I have to just trust you know what you're doing."
I realized then just how powerful gods love is. I can't tell you exactly what happened, but I felt so loved.
"I'll never follow a man or woman who hasn't gone near apostate because that is a person who hasn't challenged their faith." -Artemis Limpert, quote from Educating Your Educations
Think about that.
I have been physically and emotionally where the masses are at in their business. They haven't been able to unlock their mental chains...yet. But because I've gone nearly apostate in my business many times I can relate to them and walk them through it.
I was at that point yesterday in my personal life however I had faith in something bigger than me that things were happening exactly as they should be.
Why the transparency?
Because every one of us have been at this spot at one point in their life.
I don't know if you've shed a tear over your business or wanted to but I know I have before.
However faith is always a key ingrediant in knowing you'll accomplish your dreams. Faith is why I reached out for yesterday. That was a very important step. Not only in my personal life but in my business.
Have faith that something bigger than you is always at work In your business or your personal life. It brings a sense of comfort and allows you to pass through times of frustration.
Consider this. Frustration can be caused by wanting mastery or control over someone lets say and not getting it. You can't control someone but you can control your communication skills that allows you to work with them and enjoy a better relationship. No matter how much you love someone and want whats best for them, it doesn't work.
Same goes for working with your team.
You can't control them or have mastery over them, you can only work on mastering your communication skills (this means listening twice as much as talking) so that you can work with them.
You have to let them make mistakes and encourage/support them while they pick themselves up and do the right thing to get themselves back in the game. Support them and at the same time encourage individual development.
If they don't want the support?
Move on. That's like trying to date someone who doesnt' want to be dated. It's crazy!
Here is my point of opening my post with such transparency.
Much like in matters of your personal life, if you lost a love you wouldn't say you're not going to love again or you wouldn't ever date again would you? That's like saying you're never going to eat again because you got food poisoning. Ok in the moment you may but then you stumbled over that certain someone who bowls you over completely :-)
Think about it, at any point you decide you want to quit your business, just remember, you're near apostate and you're exactly where you're supposed to be.
It's in these personal times and your business times that you have to know you're involved in something much bigger than you and you're going to want the help of someone much bigger than you as well.
Giving back once you've had these experiences creates huge dividends which create an amazing lifestyle and unbreakable friendships.
"You don't value you me for what I have such as a large income nice cars or big home, you value me because of where I've been and the fact I've walked where you're walking and kept going." -Artemis Limpert
Have faith. It's all working out exactly as it should right now.
Let go, you'll have more fun that way. ;-)
P.S. If you question the power of faith and miracles watch this and know just how amazing you are. 12 year old Akiane child prodigy will touch your heart no matter what your faith or religion.